English Martyrs Catholic Primary School

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English Martyrs' News

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News from English Martyrs!

First week back!

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We have all been very excited to start back at school seeing many familiar faces and some new ones too! We have introduced new 'House Names' that reflect the Catholic nature of our school and the English Martyrs and we have learned all about them. Our new Houses are called: St Margaret Clitherow, St Nicholas Owen, St Anne Line and St Swithun Wells.

Our new Year 6 students have taken on some new responsibilities such as leading our daily Angelus and reading for our end of first week, whole school Mass that Monsignor Smith led for us. It was wonderful as we all sang some lovely hymns and it was very special to be able to do this together.

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Memories of 2020 - 2021

French Day 14.07. 21 (Bastille Day)

January Snow Days

Remembrance Day

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Memories of 2019 - 2020

Talk to the Bear 

 

Following on from a successful pilot in Oyster Park Primary School at the beginning of the year, ‘Talk to the Bear’ has been rolled out across all 116 Wakefield Primary Schools.

Money was donated by a local group, and each bear has been delivered to school by their linked PCSO with the aim of;

• Safeguarding – the children will be able to talk to the bear with a member of staff present to ensure any disclosures are appropriately referred on.

• Breaking down barriers to enable children from a young age to be comfortable and familiar with police uniform. We are aiming to focus on the true spirit of early intervention by using the bears in this way.

Message from West Yorkshire Police: 

Yesterday PC Jardine & PCSO Starford introduced two new members of staff to the pupils of English Martyrs School in Wakefield. PC Teddy & Police dog Bruno will be stopping as listeners for pupils to come and speak to about any concerns or incidents which are making them feel anxious or unsafe so that teaching staff can support them. This scheme is being rolled out across Wakefield district primary schools and has been a great success overall.

We would like to thank all the pupils, staff & headteacher for a wonderful morning and allowing the NPT to speak!

We will be returning a number of times after the holidays to continue to speak to the pupils about safety and policing.

PCSO Visit - Cyber Crime

Our local PCSOs paid us a visit on Friday 4th October to talk about cyber crime and how to stay safe online. #YourChild is a campaign to encourage parents and children to have a chat about what they are doing online. Even a 5 minute chat can make a difference.

Your Child Poster

Click the poster for more information and visit our E-Safety page for many more supportive links.